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–  Cape Charles Museum

Cape Charles Museum

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.
1 – Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY – 1 Miles

ONE BLOCK TO BEACH,  BAY VIEWS, KAYAK INCLUDED

Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY

This is a charming 1000 sq ft cottage with bay breezes. You are a 600 foot walk to the bay beach and a few blocks to the restaurants, shops, harbor, fishing pier, theater and marina. This is the quiet end of town and the yard is fenced in so pets are considered. 3 bedrooms, 1 downstairs with queen bed, 2 upstairs bedrooms, one with two twin beds and the other with one twin bed. 1 bathroom downstairs with tub/shower combo. Comfortable airy living room. Small well-equipped kitchen and separate dining room. Utility room with washer/dryer.

NEW THIS YEAR-OUTDOOR SHOWER

The steps to the second floor are on the steep side. Elderly or very small children should be monitored.

Gas grill and 2 person kayak in yard. Wifi Internet/DishTV/DVD/CD. Romantic, cozy and clean. On street parking for car and boat. Charter a fishing boat or walk to the pier and fish for free. Sunsets are spectacular down on the beach. The house is on the north end of the beach, and we love watching the seagulls and pelicans and other shore birds perching on the pilings from the old ferry dock.

2 – The Mermaid – NEW LISTING Sleeps 12 in Prime Location – 1 Miles

The Mermaid – NEW LISTING Sleeps 12 in Prime Location

Newly renovated but not yet fully furnished, The Mermaid will be available starting Memorial Day weekend. Ideally located just 3/4 block from the Cape Charles town beach and just a short walk to the shops and eateries along Mason Avenue, there are great views of the harbor and bay from the front porch and a large rear deck on which to hang out. The owner is in the process of furnishing the home with a beachy motif and the exterior will be painted in April when the weather is good.Since this is a new listing on March 1st, most of the prime dates are still available. 

3 – Sunset Bay – 1 Miles

Welcome to Sunset Bay

Sunset Bay

Our newest vacation rental with amazing views of the Chesapeake Bay. Enter the spacious foyer and up one flight to an incredible open concept Living Room, Dining Area and Large Kitchen with all the bells and whistles. The living room is spacious with wraparound couch and lounge chairs facing the large screen TV and fireplace. Looking west out the sliding glass doors is a full balcony and an enclosed screened in porch looking out over the Bay and beach. 

The Dining Area can seat 10 and the Breakfast Bar an additional 2 guests.

The kitchen is fully equipped and offers dishwasher, disposal, microwave, wall oven, cook top, serving dishes, pots, pans, utensils

There are 2 downstairs bedrooms. The master with master bath and a second bedroom with access to its own bathroom.

On the main level a third bedroom offering bunk beds. A single upper and a double lower. The den offers a queen sleeper sofa.

The third level offers amazing views as well as a balcony to relax and enjoy the sunsets. A wet bar and a mini fridge complete the loft. Separate Mini-Split Heat/Air on this floor.

The home is located in the Historic town of Cape Charles in the resort community of Bay-Creek.

This home enjoys access to a community pool and tennis court, two signature golf courses (fee charged), private beach as well as the town beach.

Plenty of shopping, restaurants, fishing, kayaking, eco tours, antiquing, horseback riding, jet skiing, bird watching, 

Cape Charles is poised for great day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Busch Gardens.

We require a minimum stay of 3 nights over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend.

 

4 – Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach! – 1 Miles

Stately Victorian 4 homes from the beach

Chesapeake Dream – Restored Victorian 1 Block to the Town Beach!

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Recently bought and already a showpiece. The owners have furnished their home with the comfort of their guests in mind. Located a short 1 block to the beautiful Cape Charles town beach, this home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, 2 dining rooms, a spacious modern kitchen with plenty of prep area, a convenient laundry room off the kitchen and both side and back doors for convenience. The second level offers 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The third level is a true hideaway. Great for kids and also wonderful for a parents retreat. Spacious and private with an en-suite full bath.

Sit on the covered wrap around porch in comfortable rocking chairs and enjoy people watching, catching up on a good book or a midday nap. When your rested from a hard day at the beach, walk the two blocks into town for restaurants, shopping, homemade ice cream (so good!) and watching the sun set over the Bay. We celebrate sunsets, as one is more beautiful than the next.

Cape Charles is golf cart friendly. Leave your car at the house and explore the town and Bay-Creek from your golf cart rental. From chartering a boat, to taking a guided kayak tour, horseback riding, winery tours, eco tours or antiquing , you’ll remember this vacation for years to come.

5 – Life’s A Beach – 600 Yards

 Lifes A Beach Front View

Life’s A Beach

Able to sleep 15 in beds, this home works great for family reunions or for a multi-family get together.
With bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, there is plenty of room to spread out so everyone can enjoy the place without crowding. There is cable TV in the family room and three bedrooms, a blue-ray player in the family room, and a DVD player in bedroom 4. Bedroom combinations: Bedroom 1 – King, Bedroom 2 – 1 twin trundle and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on the top), Bedroom 3 – 1 Full, Bedroom 4 – 1 full and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on top). Bedroom 5 – 1 queen.

Located only one block from the main street with its shops and eateries there are now a great new pizza place and Brown Dog Ice Cream (ranked among the top ten in the country by Trip Adviser). This is a golf cart friendly town and carts are available for rent at several places as well as beach cruiser bikes. Day trips to Chincoteague and Virginia Beach and even Williamsburg are all doable.

Visit Cape Charles, stay at Life’s A Beach and experience one of the best vacations you can have.

6 – Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach – 1 Miles

Luxury Craftsman Cottage-Sleeps 6, Only 500 Feet To Beach

“Built with character” this mission-style cottage is actually under 15 years old yet looks like its been here for a century. One block from the beach in the serene Chesapeake Bay town of Cape Charles. Step back in time to a Mayberry-like atmosphere in a pristine cottage with all new furnishings. This home was built to seamlessly fit in to the turn of the century architectural style of the town, and is furnished with a beachy restoration theme in mind. If you want a fully-stocked rental located one block from town and one block from the beach, this home is for you! Perfect for a family, couples (golfers will enjoy nearby Bay Creek!) and girls weekends! A luxury property.

7 – GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING! – 1 Miles

GOOD VIBES-3 BLOCKS TO BEACH AND 4 BLOCKS TO TOWN

GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING!

The new owners have transformed and updated our newest listing. Located 3 blocks to the towns white sandy beach and 4 blocks to downtown. It sits diagonally across from the 5 acre town park with a walking trail and a children’s playground.

The home is on the Historic Register of Cape Charles and offers 3 bedrooms and a SURPRISE hidden bedroom the kids will love. 2 full baths, one on each level.

An inviting open front porch and a back deck for outdoor dining is part of this home’s charm. And there’s and outdoor shower for rinsing of after the beach.

The kitchen has all the necessities you need to make family meals if you choose and there is an opening to the living and dining rooms so no one feels closed off.

The bedrooms are on the second floor and all quite spacious.

A spacious living room and dining room will fit eight comfortably.

8 – BayCation – Sleeps 8-TWO blocks to the beach! – 1 Miles

Four Square 2 Blocks to the Beach

BayCation – Sleeps 8-TWO blocks to the beach!

Situated on a double lot, this gorgeous historic home is just two blocks from the beach, two blocks from the park, and four blocks from town!

Pottery Barn Grand furniture in the spacious living room, a welcoming foyer, and formal dining room. 

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms; one with TV, and a full bath. One King, 2 Queen’s and 2 twin beds.

Granite countertops, pendant lights, and dishware: this Kitchen offers all the amenities 

For dining al fresco, choose the expansive  furnished porch or oversized backyard. The porch offers bay views and breezes with Elecrtical outlets and stained glass lighting to enhance your porch experience .Enjoy morning coffee, evening cocktails, and our famous sunset!

Oversized back yard is fenced and privacy landscaped. Enjoy the garden seating and table, relax by the fire-pit, and grill while watching the fish in the koi pond with a life-size heron sculpture. Play with the included games, badminton, boogie boards, and available beach chairs. 

Rinse yourself off in the Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water. Enclosed for privacy.

Cape Charles location is poised for great day trips to Chincoteague, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Virginia Beach. The town offers a five acre Central Park with a children’s playground, 2 Marina’s, public boat dock, fishing pier (no license needed), shopping, restaurants, library, ice cream shop, medical facilities, ATM, pharmacy and 2 miles on the highway is Food Lion grocery store.

BayCation is sure to please, rejuvenate, and become a family favorite!

Check in and Check out are Saturday to Saturday

 

 

9 – DUNE BRIDGE – Breathtaking Bay Views From Almost Every Room. Front Row Seats at Sunset! – 4 Miles

Vacation Rental

DUNE BRIDGE – Breathtaking Bay Views From Almost Every Room. Front Row Seats at Sunset!

Cape Charles pristine beachfront custom built home with unobstructed views of the Chesapeake Bay and beyond located just south of town. Inside you will find 4 Bed Rooms and 4 Baths and over 4434 sq ft. The main floor has an open floor plan that faces toward the sunset with views across the 18 mile wide Bay. Just imagine the views you will enjoy from 2000 sq feet of decks that surround this magnificent home. The Master Suite takes up the entire 3rd floor with sweeping views of the Bay. The en-suite bath and sitting area with Queen sleeper sofa complete the Master Bedroom retreat. Heart pine and tile floors throughout. Located just steps from the wide powder white beach known locally as Sugar Hill and accessed by your own boardwalk. Equipped with a summer kitchen with direct access to the back yard. A large enclosed gazebo with electric and a raised deck by the beach are just a few of the amazing amenities you’ll find at Dune Bridge!

10 – By The Bay – 800 Yards

BY THE BAY

By The Bay

Vacation BY THE BAY! 4 blocks to the Beach and 1 block to downtown Cape Charles. This 4 bedroom 2 bath Eastern Shore style home is our newest listing. Offering a first floor Master Bedroom with King Bed. Spacious living room and dining room with an open concept feeling. A fully equipped kitchen and first floor laundry area. Access to the fully fenced back yard, perfect for pets.

Upstairs are an additional 3 bedrooms and full bath. Offering 1 king and 4 twins. The home offers 2 zone air conditioning and heat.

An open front porch with seating for 6+ is perfect for your morning cup of coffee or relaxing after dinner.

Enjoy our Town Beach that runs the entire length of downtown and newly expanded. Fish off of the Town Fishing Pier next to the Beach (no license required)

Golf cart rentals are available for your stay. Cape Charles is golf cart friendly so leave the car at home and stroll around town in your cart. The home is located so that walking to town and beach is quite easy too!

Enjoy our many restaurants in town and also 5 to 10 minutes out of town. Our Ice Cream shop has won numerous awards and is open 6 days a week. Enjoy our local shops with a great variety of everything you may need or have forgotten to take, to enjoy your vacation.

Wine tasting is every Friday and Saturday in Gull Hummock, a gourmet wine and cheese shop and more. From Clothing, Jewelry, Spa Treatments, Art Galleries, Specialty shops, Hair Salons, Banking, Library, Medical Center, Pharmacy, Children’s playground, Central Park (a 5 acre Park in the center of town), you won’t need to leave town

In the event you do, Cape Charles is poised for easy day trips to Chincoteague (see the wild ponies), Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens and Williamsburg.

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The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.

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Category:
Museum
Address:
740 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3308
Phone:
757-442-2821
Web Address:
http://www.smallmuseum.org/capechas.htm